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Friday, Oct 12 2012 04:12 PM

Reward offered for information in woman's shooting


The Secret Witness Program is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and filing of a complaint against the suspect or suspects involved in the shooting death of a Bakersfield woman.

At 11:42 p.m. Oct. 1, Bakersfield police were dispatched to the 700 block of L Street and found 40-year-old Laura Porras suffering from gunshot wounds. Porras was taken to a local hospital, where she died a short time later.

The circumstances and motive behind the shooting remain under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Bakersfield Police Department at 327-7111, Detective James Moore at 326-3540 or the Secret Witness line at 322-4040.

- Bakersfield Police Department

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